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, president obama hoped to meet one last time with nelson mandela in june when he traveled to south africa. i was on that trip. mandela was in no condition to meet with the president. but he did visit robben island. and there, you see him in the tiny cell that nelson mandela spent 17 years of his years in imprisonment. i can tell you, george, that was quite a trip to africa for the first african-american president. but without question, the emotional highlight of that trip was when he stepped into that cell on robben island. >> and nelson mandela, barack obama, something in common. they're both the first black presidents of their countries. but president obama would bristle at comparisons. >> reporter: it was interesting. on that africa trip, president obama compared mandela to somebody else, to george washington, as the founder of south africa. and also in the sense that mandela stepped down from power voluntarily, just as george washington stepped down after two terms. mandela stepped down after only one. >> an important example to set. jon karl, thanks very much. >>> let's go to josh and t
attending. including president obama and the first lady, who travel to south africa next week, to pay respects, bringing along president and mrs. george w. bush. ♪ for three days, his body will lie in state in pretoria, the base of the south african government. there, the public will have an opportunity to view his casket. a week from sunday, he will be buried in his ancestral home in qunu. overnight, desmond tutu led a prayer service in capetown, calling for his countrymen to carry on mandela's legacy. >> let us reach out to one another. and let madiba's dream be our dream. >> reporter: the mood here far more celebratory than sad, as people make the choice to embrace by what was given, instead of being sad by what was lost. every day here in south africa, until mr. mandela is finally laid to rest. >> a man who changed the world. >>> our ron claiborne has covered nelson mandela extensively throughout the years. >> ron has had many experiences and memories. and is here with a personal take on the story. >> when you cover a story or a person, it requires professional detachment. we're
, a national day of prayer and reflection, start of a week of events to honor nelson mandela in south africa. a memorial service is planned for tuesday, which the obama family and other dignitaries from around the world will attend. a private burial will be held next sunday where he grew up as a child. >>> a pennsylvania catholic schoolteacher says he was fired the same day he applied for a marijuana license in new jersey, a sam-sex marriage license. michael griffin said when he told his principal he was planning to get married to his male partner, he was fired on the spot. he said the headmaster for the school says the faculty is required to follow church teachings. >>> and a gold medal awarded to olympic champion jesse owens from the 1936 games was sold for 1.4 million bucks. that is the highest price for an olympic piece of memorabilia. owens famously won four track medals at the games. the auction says no one knows where the other three medals that he won are now located. >>> despite the frigid temperatures, hundreds of people donned swim suits for a charity run in madison, wisconsin. ru
of prayer and reflection, started a week of events to honor nelson mandela in south afri africa. a memorial service is expected on tuesday, where a lot of kig any tears from around the world will attend, including the obama family. >>> a pennsylvania catholic schoolteacher says he was fired the same day he applied for a same-sex marriage license in new jersey. michael griffin said when he told his principal he was planning to get married to his partner, he was fired on the spot. they say that he is required to follow church teachings. >>> a gold medal from the 1936 olympics just sold. owens famously won four track med dallas at the games. the auction says no one knows where the other three med dallas that he won are now located. >>> despite the frigid temperatures, thousands of people donned swim suits for a charity marathon. the run benefits two local children's charities. >>> time now for the weather. back to lee goldberg from wabc. >> that was charitable with the temperatures out there. the ice the story. moving out of dallas. a half inch of ace there, you would do this on your streets.
in the south china sea, an important trade route. biden will be meeting with china's president on thursday. >>> and president obama is launching a new campaign today, trying to sell the benefits of his new health care law. it comes just a day after a surge in new visitors to the healthcare.gov website. but problems with the site still remain. and a new poll finds that one-third of younger americans don't even know about the law. >>> and new details about that deadly train derailment here in new york on sunday. sources say it was likely caused by human error. the train was traveling some 82 miles per hour in a 30-mile-per-hour zone. the engineer's cell phone is now being analyzed to determine if he was, in fact, distracted at the time of the trash. drug and alcohol testing has not yet been completed, as well. >>> and a new report card shows that american teens are falling further behind in math. u.s. tenth graders now rank 30th in the world. yes, trailing 29 other countries, in standardized testing. they scored about the same as they did four years ago. more students from other countries im
. >> no question. try to make the best of it. >>> we turn to south africa. and the events celebrating the life of nelson mandela. 91 world leaders including four american presidents attending tomorrow's memorial service. president obama and the first lady are flying there today, joined on air force one by president george w. bush. abc's chief foreign correspondent, terry moran, from pretoria. good morning, terry. >> reporter: this is a huge week for this country and people around the world. south africa is saying a long and beautifully affectionate farewell to the man that just about everybody here calls tata, father. candles and flowers at nelson mandela's house. a people's spontaneous tribute. at the south african parliament, in cape town, a special session begins this morning to honor mandela. at the fnb stadium where mandela made his last public appearance at the 2010 world cup, 91 world leaders are expected to join 90,000 ordinary south africans in a massive and historic memorial tomorrow. ♪ over the weekend, churches filled with songs and prayer in memory and gratitude for mandela's li
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